Check out the latest Milan transfer news and rumors!
Continuing Vol. 2, and even many more will be posted in order to make the blog’s tradition come alive. For now we bring you all the transfer rumors regarding Milan in the recent days…
Berlusconi to sell Milan despite denial
La Gazzetta dello Sport claims that Milan president Silvio Berlusconi has decided to agree terms with the Al Thani family. If true, the former Italian PM will sell 30% of Milan stakes, which would trigger an income of €250 million. In that case, the TV rights will be divided between Italian Mediaset and Arab Al Jazeera.
English certainty: Milan in pole of Cole
According to the latest reports in England, Milan has become Ashley Cole’s prime target. The left-back’s contract at Stamford Bridge expires at the end of the season and talks over a new deal have hit an impasse, with Chelsea sticking by their new policy of not offering players over the age of 30 more than a 12-month contract.
Despite interest of giants – such as Real Madrid, PSG and Manchester United – the England international has preferred Milan.
Baby step towards Nani
Here is an update of the previous article, that Manchester United have offered Portuguese midfielder Nani to Milan. Latest La Gazzetta dello Sport report suggest that Milan have even contacted Nani’s agent Jorge Mendes with a view to making an offer in the summer.
Milan are hopeful that the Premier League side will lower their demands to get the 25-year-old out of the club, but until the transfer window opens in the new year, it is unclear whether the Premier League outfit will indeed sell mid-season.
Milan to raise funds for Strootman capture
Milan are ready to flog Kevin Prince Boateng to Bayern Munich to fund their move for PSV’s midfielder Kevin Strootman.
According to reports in Italy, Milan will go all out to land PSV midfielder Strootman in the New Year – even though the Dutch side do not want to sell until next summer. It has even been claimed that the San Siro club will raise the cash for the move by selling Boateng to Bayern Munich, who has struggled to hold down a regular place in the side.
Long time no Brazilian reinforcement
Milan‘s search for a midfielder to strengthen their struggling side has led them to the possibility of signing Shakhtar Donetsk ace Fernandinho. The Italian media says that Milan are interested in luring the 27-year-old Brazilian midfielder next season in a €13 million swoop.
Fernadinho left Atletico Paranaense to join Shakhtar in 2005 and has become one of their key players ever since.
Milan already discussing shopping list with Guardiola
Milan are already discussing new signings with prospective coach Pep Guardiola. Jose Maria Orobitg, Guardiola’s agent, couldn’t rule out the former Barcelona coach moving to Milan last week.
Tuttosport says a shopping list has been discussed, which would include Malaga midfielder Isco, Sampdoria youngster Pedro Obiang and Montpellier defender Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa. Also under consideration is 16 year-old Malaga striker Fabrice Olinga, who has been likened to Anzhi star Samuel Eto’o.
That is all for now Rossoneros & Rossaneras! Stay tuned to find out what will follow in Volume 4…